Ever since TIME magazine enlisted Boko Haram leader Shekau amongst 100 most influential persons in the world, Nigerians have not been happy, they have taken to social media to register their displeasure. Shekau was listed among world’s most influential persons alongside, incoming President, General Muhammadu Buhari, Chiamanda Ngozi Adichied among others.
Pouring out his heart, ace broadcaster, Soni Irabor had this to say, “Endorsing the same terrorism that America roundly condemns! Time is indirectly encouraging evil minded characters to aspire to become terrorists so that they can get “international” recognition through TIME magazine. This is a gross disrespect for human feeling and decency and an insult to the sensibilities of victims and human societies that have been condemning and fighting against terrorism! Haha!!”.
Soni Irabor is one among several Nigerians who fell insulted by the highly respected magazine’s report.
Time (styled on its cover in all caps as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for decades had Nancy Gibbs as its Managing Editor: Its First issue was published in March 3, 1923.